Montgomery was granted his release by the Yankees on Tuesday, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
As expected, Montgomery will opt out of his minor-league deal with the Yankees after he failed to secure a spot on the major-league roster to begin the year. The southpaw is expected to sign a contract with the Samsung Lions of the KBO.
Montgomery will likely sign with the Samsung Lions of the KBO for the remainder of the season, Sung Min Kim of The Athletic reports.
Montgomery intends to opt out of his deal with the Yankees on June 1, and he should serve as a replacement for Ben Lively (shoulder) in the KBO. Montgomery has made four starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season and has posted a 7.56 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 16.2 innings.
Montgomery intends to opt out of his minor-league deal with the Yankees on Tuesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The 31-year-old inked a minor-league pact with New York in early April, and it apparently included a June 1 opt out if he wasn't in the majors. Montgomery spent camp with the Mets but was released at the end of spring training after missing out on the Opening Day roster.
Montgomery agreed to a minor-league deal with the Yankees on Monday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Montgomery was released by the Mets on March 28, but he'll find a new club just over a week later. The terms of the agreement aren't yet known, but the southpaw will need to pass a physical before the deal is complete. Montgomery was being stretched out by the Mets this spring so he could pitch in multiple roles, but it's not yet clear how the Yankees intend to use him in 2021.
Montgomery was released by the Mets on Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Montgomery was being stretched out during spring training so he could pitch in multiple roles in 2021, but he failed to win an Opening Day roster spot. As a result, the Mets will grant Montgomery his release so he can seek out other opportunities ahead of the regular season. The southpaw made three relief appearances this spring and allowed four hits and one walk while striking out seven in 4.2 scoreless innings.
The Mets plan to stretch Montgomery out so they can utilize him in multiple roles this season, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Montgomery could be in a position to make the team due to Carlos Carrasco's (hamstring) extended absence to begin the season. While he likely wouldn't immediately slot into the rotation, Montgomery could be called upon as a spot starter if more injuries befall the team's pitchers. Assuming the team has enough depth to maintain a starting five without Montgomery, he could also serve as a multi-inning reliever.
Montgomery signed a minor-league contract Sunday with the Mets that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.
Montgomery could compete for a back-end spot in the rotation or a long-relief role out of the bullpen this spring after working as a swingman for the Royals, Cubs and Mariners over parts of each of the past six seasons. While struggling with a lat injury in 2020, Montgomery was limited to only three appearances for Kansas City, giving up three earned runs on six hits and a walk over 5.1 innings.
Montgomery elected free agency Friday instead of accepting an outright assignment to the minors.
Montgomery missed most of the 2020 campaign with a lat strain, throwing just 5.1 innings. After posting a 3.35 ERA from 2016 through 2018, he'll hit the open market as a 31-year-old who's managed a 4.95 ERA over the last two seasons.
Montgomery (lat) was activated off the 45-day injured list Wednesday.
The left-hander landed on the shelf with the lat strain after making his season debut July 27, but he'll rejoin the active roster for the final few games of the season. According to Alec Lewis of The Athletic, Montgomery should work out of the bullpen and is built up to cover multiple innings.
Montgomery (lat) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Friday.
Montgomery struggled in his only outing of the year before landing on the 10-day injured list with a strained lat in late July, The injury was evidently rather serious, as he'll now be out until very late in the season, if he returns at all.
Montgomery was placed on the injured list with a strained lat Tuesday.
Montgomery's poor health could partially explain his poor season debut, in which he allowed five runs (three earned) in just two innings in a start against the Tigers. It's not clear when he's expected to return.
Montgomery allowed five runs (three earned) on five hits Monday while striking out one batter in the win over Detroit. He did not factor into the decision.
Montgomery allowed all five runs in a brutal second frame, including a three-run blast from JaCoby Jones. Fortunately, the Royals caught fire at the plate, scoring 14 runs and preventing the 31-year-old from being tagged with a loss. Montgomery should take the mound again Sunday afternoon at home against the White Sox.
Montgomery is scheduled to start Monday's game against the Tigers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
The left-hander at one point lined up to start the second game of the season against the Indians, but he'll end up taking the mound Monday in a more favorable matchup. The 31-year-old had a 4.64 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 51:21 K:BB over 64 innings (13 starts) after being acquired by the Royals in July last year.
Montgomery lines up to start the second game of the season Saturday in Cleveland, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
He will start Monday's exhibition game against the Astros, which lines him up to follow Danny Duffy in the Royals' rotation. Montgomery would then line up to face the Tigers on the road in the second week of the season, which could be an appealing spot start in deeper leagues.
Montgomery gave up five earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five in seven innings (three appearances) this spring.
It wasn't a great spring training for Montgomery, but his spot in the middle of the Royals' rotation appears safe. He built up to 55 pitches in his final spring outing and should be ready to go when play resumes.
Montgomery and the Royals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.1 million deal Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Montgomery didn't have the smoothest of seasons in 2019, as his ERA slipped to 4.95 in 91 innings between the Royals and the Cubs after coming in below 4.00 in each of the three previous years. He'll likely have a chance to get back on track in the Royals' rotation in 2020.
Montgomery did not factor into the decision during Wednesday's loss to the Braves, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four across 4.2 innings.
After recording two outs in the fifth inning, Montgomery quickly unraveled. He walked Ozzie Albies, then gave up an RBI double to Josh Donaldson and an RBI single to Nick Markakis before getting yanked. The left-hander was making his 13th start for Kansas City, during which he went just 2-7. Even still, Montgomery has a good chance at returning to the Royals' rotation next season. He finishes the year with a 4.64 ERA and 1.55 WHIP across 33 appearances.
Montgomery did not factor into the decision against Minnesota on Thursday, pitching four innings and giving up five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three.
While Montgomery's control was vastly improved over his previous appearance in which he allowed five walks, he was roughed up by a potent Twins offense that launched three home runs against him. The frustration seemed to simmer into a boiling point in the fifth inning when Montgomery was ejected -- presumably for arguing balls and strikes -- after surrendering a homer to Mitch Garver. The rough outing marked the third time in Montgomery's last six starts in which he has given up five runs, a period in which his ERA has ballooned from 3.68 to 5.00. He'll look for better results when he takes on Atlanta on Wednesday at home in his next scheduled start.
Montgomery (3-9) took the loss Saturday as the Royals fell 6-1 to the Astros, giving up two runs on five hits and five walks over five innings. He struck out one.
The southpaw threw only 48 of 86 pitches for strikes, but despite the parade of baserunners, Montgomery did a solid job limiting the damage. Unfortunately, he had little margin for error with Zack Greinke in top form for Houston. Montgomery will carry a 4.70 ERA and 62:30 K:BB through 82.1 innings into his next start Thursday in Minnesota.
Montgomery (2-6) gave up five runs on eight hits and zero walks while striking out two in four innings Sunday in Miami. He took the loss.
Montgomery has been averaging a blowup outing every third time out over his past six starts, mixing in a handful of effective starts in between the poor ones. While he has shown an ability to be a quality fantasy streamer, this rough showing against a Marlins team that ranks dead-last in the majors with a 76 wRC+ should make fantasy owners wary about deploying him, especially in shallower leagues. He faces the team with the best offense in baseball (123 wRC+) when the Astros come to town next weekend.
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|2010||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||24.0||4||4||0||2||0||0||33||4||14||1.12||0.750|
|2010||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||59.0||13||13||0||5||4||0||48||26||56||3.51||1.390|
|2011||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||150.0||28||27||0||5||11||0||129||69||157||5.34||1.507|
|2012||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||91.2||17||17||1||3||6||0||67||43||110||5.72||1.678|
|2012||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||58.0||10||10||0||2||6||0||44||21||69||6.67||1.552|
|2013||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||8.2||2||2||0||0||1||0||10||3||9||6.58||1.463|
|2019||AFX-South Bend Cubs||2.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||0||1||0.00||0.500|